Clifton is a small rural township bisected by a railway line.It is a quiet and peaceful service centre for the surrounding rich and prosperous agricultural area where the economy is dominated by cattle, cereal crops, sunflowers and honey.There was a butter factory in the town as early as 1908 but this handsome and substantial brick building was completed in 1933 and produced butter until it closed in 1966.
The medical profession dismissed her as 'a quack' and in 1938 a Royal Committee backed the medical profession found that Kenny's refusal to use splints was 'a grievous error and fraught with grave danger'.
Kenny left Australia and continued her work in the United States where she was widely praised and admired.
Kenny disagreed and argued that the deformities caused by polio could only be cured by exercise.
In 1933 there was another outbreak of polio in Queensland and Kenny established a clinic in Townsville where she could test her theory. She received government funding and more clinics using her methods were established in Victoria and New South Wales.
But how is the initial appeal not lost when watching something over and over?
“Psychologists have found that repetition breeds affection.The museum was opened in 1988 and is a typical vernacular rural museum with highlights including a 1930's early hospital ward, and some interesting movie memorabilia.The bricks for the museum were manufactured in Toowoomba and transported by rail to Clifton.My friend Jade still finds funny even though she’s seen it so many times she’s lost count. It was the kind of scene I wished I could watch again later. “After a bad breakup, I was looking for a laugh, and that’s when my love affair began,” she says. Of particular interest are the New Tivoli Picture Theatre which was built in 1911 and converted into a picture theatre, with sloping floor and canvas seats, in 1938.